[November 5, 2023] “Not a Shred of Decency” blares the headlines from the New York Post on their front page. The paper’s article calls these people “anti-Israel activists,” “Israel haters,” and “loathsome anti-Israeli vandals.” Of course, the paper is going easy on them with words, but it was the publication of their faces while removing or defacing Israeli hostage posters that had American leftists up in arms. I say, ‘good job’ to the New York Post for exposing the faces of antisemites.
“Israel haters have taken to ripping down posters on city storefronts and lightpoles that highlight the plight of the 200 Jews taken hostage by Hamas. The girls chanted f—k Israel.”
This front-page article by the Post highlights a few arrests of the vandals, some wearing Palestinian colors, and their profane-laced anti-Israeli attacks on Jewish bystanders. Many New Yorkers are pushing back on these haters and are calling them out for their antisemitism and inhumanity at its deepest level. Rabbi Joseph Potasnik told the Post, “I don’t understand the depth of hatred.”
“Gut-wrenching images of the more than 20 hostages – many of whom are children – began emerging days after Hamas’ surprise attacks Oct. 7 and the appalling act of ripping them down was seen in Gotham soon after.”
What is the psychology of this hate? Many are asking this question, and there are no clear answers. Perhaps the Jew haters tearing down the posters are in denial of what Hamas terrorists have done, and this is their way of turning away from that terror. This is eerily similar to German citizens who denied the killings of Jews in the Holocaust.
Should these citizens who tear down the posters be prosecuted? That is a question the mayor of New York City will have to answer. Should their faces and their actions be shown to the world? Yes, and their faces and actions will forever be accessible. That is a form of punishment that will properly haunt them for the rest of their lives.
Douglas Murray said it best. Hamas reveals the bigots in our midst.
Please read my books: